The Piraeus Appeals Council on Monday rejected convicted terrorist Savvas Xiros‘ request to be released from jail to serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest.
Xiros, a member of the terror group 17N, was sentenced to five life terms plus 25 years imprisonment for terrorist actions. He will not be released before he serves 25 years in prison.
He had appealed to the council asking for release on health grounds under article 110A of the Penal Code. The rule allows those convicted of homicide who are 80 percent disabled to serve the remainder of their sentence under house arrest after they have served 10 years.
The court conceded that Xiros’ case does fall under the provisions of article 110A but ruled that he should serve at least 25 years of his sentence in prison before release.